• 5 minutes with... Tracy McLeod

    Tracy McLeod BSc (Hons) C.Build E MCABE Project Manager for Jhai Building Control.
  • New roles at Alumasc

    Alumasc has appointed to its Board Karen McInerney as a Non-executive Director and Vijay Thakrar as Non-executive Chair of the group.
  • Covid's impications on building maintenance and insurance

    Ben Warman at Lockton and Richard Burke at Cluttons discuss the longer-term implications of the pandemic on building maintenance and insurance.
  • Niklas Braun becomes Technical Director at LAMILUC

    LAMILUX, European manufacturer of skylights, glass roof constructions, smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems, and complex building control systems, has appointed Niklas Braun as Technical Director.
  • CIC launches vision 2050 survey

    The CIC has urged young construction Industry professionals to share what they would like the industry to look like in 2050. Will Arnold, CIC 2050 Group Chair, says; “The 2050 Group acts as a conduit between current and future leaders of the profession, and we intend to use the survey results to set a vision for our work over the next two years.”
  • HMRC announces aggregate tax

    HMRC has announced changes to the aggregates levy. Legislation will be amended to ensure all borrow pit aggregate dug for use in construction will be taxed under the levy. The HMRC will explore the scope to replace specific exemptions from the levy with a general one for aggregate extracted unavoidably as part of a construction project.
  • Penny Marshall wins ICE award

    Penny Marshall was presented with the Garth Watson Medal for her service to civil engineering at the 2021 ICE Awards.
  • Liverpool City Region Combined Authority makes two appointments

    Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has appointed Richard McGuckin to the role of Executive Director Place and Dr Aileen Jones to the role of Executive Director Investment and Delivery.
  • New Regional Director at NHBC

    NHBC, UK warranty and insurance provider for new homes, has appointed James Griffin as its new Regional Director in the East of England region.
  • EngineeringUK publishes STEM report

    The Engineering Brand Monitor report focuses on STEM secondary school teachers’ knowledge and understanding of engineering and the extent to which they feel able and are motivated to provide related careers guidance and activities to their students.
  • Wates appoints environmental director

    The Wates Group has appointed Bekir Andrews as Environmental Sustainability Director, expanding its environment team.
  • GCCA welomes new President

    The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced the election of Jan Jenisch, CEO of Holcim, as Association President.
  • CorkSol names new marketing manager

    CorkSol UK has appointed Chris Heaton as Marketing Manager to raise the profile of the innovative SprayCork coating that is making waves in the green build environment.
  • MAC appoints Associate Director

    Sheffield-based construction consultancy MAC has appointed Jonathan Nellar as an Associate Director.
  • New NHBC Standards

    NHBC, the UK warranty and insurance provider for new homes, has launched the 2022 edition of its technical standards
  • 5 minutes with Adele Higgs MCABE

    Adele Higgs MCABE, Area Building Control Surveyor, Building Control, Dorset Council
  • CABE's annual report and accounts

    Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 August 2021
  • Arup welcomes fresh intake of apprentices

    Arup has welcomed a fresh intake of apprentices and newly qualified graduates to support its Nottingham team’s work on a wide range of major projects. Two recently recruited apprentice technicians and two new university graduates are now part of the 100-plus strong city team. Four further Nottingham-based apprentices have also recently completed their part-time degrees with the company.
  • Set your goals for 2022

    Have you set gaining environmental professional registration as a goal for 2022? If you apply evidence-based environmental and sustainable thinking in your role, gaining environmental professional registration will allow you to demonstrate your expertise and boost your credibility as a recognised environmental professional. Becoming registered helps you to build your knowledge further through CPD and allows you to connect with a network of professionals working across many disciplines.
  • Next steps for 2022

    In the previous issue of Building Engineer, I gave an update on key areas of progress the Association has made towards its strategic objectives; you can read more about this in the annual report on page 38. As we start the new year, I want to introduce you to some of the next steps and highlight key new initiatives for 2022.